The man who was found lying seriously injured on a busy Lochaber road at the weekend has died.
Police confirmed father-of-three Mark Maguire, 44, died yesterday morning. It is understood his life support was switched off.
Mr Maguire, from Bishopbriggs near Glasgow, was found with serious injuries on Achintore Road in Fort William near the Cruachan Hotel at around 3.50am on Sunday.
His death is being treated as unexplained.
Two men, aged 41 and 22, have been arrested and released with inquiries ongoing. It is understood the men spoken to by police were known to Mr Maguire.
The incident occurred as hundreds of revellers were out celebrating in Fort William at the end of the hugely-popular Six Days Trial cycling event in Lochaber.
Detective Inspector Richard Baird said: “I would like to offer my condolences to Mr Maguire’s family and friends at this time. They are very much in our thoughts as we continue with our inquiries.
“His death is currently being treated as unexplained and we continue to work to establish the full circumstances.
“Officers will be carrying out further inquiries in the local area today. I would encourage anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Mr Maguire was initially rushed to Belford Hospital in Fort William before being transferred to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
In a message, his sister-in-law told a friend, Joe Doherty from Moville in Northern Ireland, where Mr Maguire grew up, that his life support was being switched off.
Mr Doherty said in an online post: “Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with his wife Gillian and his three sons and brothers and sister at this most difficult of times.”
“RIP ‘Maguire’. You’ll never be forgotten by ALL your pals, ‘the Troops’ as you called us in Moville, you have left so many great memories and laughs for all of us to cherish. You’ll be sadly missed Bigeen.”